Plus-Size Influencer Calls Out Ranch For Not Letting Her Ride Horses Due To Her Weight
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A plus-size influencer has called out a ranch after they wouldn't let her ride any of the horses due to her weight.
TikTok star Remi Bader was turned away from Deep Hollow Ranch, New York, for weighing over 240lbs, though the influencer argued that the website never made any weight restriction clear.
Not allowed to ride any of the horses, she posted on TikTok expressing her disappointment and stressing that she'd been allowed to ride horses on other occasions.
Calling on the ranch to make it clear if it had a weight restriction, the 26-year-old was later abused for her weight on social media by the son of the ranch owner.
During an abusive video posted online in response to Bader's situation, she was called a 'fat b***h'.
"When you're not a fat b***h you can ride at Deep Hollow Ranch," the man says.
The 26-year-old had been at the ranch as part of an event organised by rosé wine brand Hampton Water, owned by rock star Jon Bon Jovi.
The company put out a statement saying they were 'outraged' at the abuse directed at Bader and vowed never to work with the ranch again.
They also offered their 'deepest apologies' to Bader, who was described as a 'good friend' in the statement from Jesse Bongiovi, son of rock legend Jon.
In a post on Instagram, Bader explained the ranch 'made very clear that they did not want me there because of my weight', which she said was 'disappointing'.
Deep Hollow Ranch apologised to Bader for the abusive video directed at her, releasing a statement on Facebook which read: "It has come to our attention that a TikTok video was posted regarding the ranch and a teenage employee posted a response that in no way represents nor is aligned with the views that the owners of the ranch hold.
"We would like to apologize to anyone who this offended and we do not condone or agree with any part of that employee's video."
The ranch appears to have two websites, one of which lists its products and services with no mention as to any weight restrictions and a blog which contains general information for horse riders.
In the blog is a section where it recommend that a rider should not weight more than 15 percent of the horse's weight.
It also contains a guide to horses more suitable for plus-size riders.
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